Marvel has filled its publisher position – vacated when Don Buckley ascended to President – by hiring John Nee, a former DC VP and currently CEO of the company he co-founded, Cryptozoic. Comicbook.com has the news and EIC CB Cebulski confirmed in a tweet. Welcome to Marvel, @johnnee! https://t.co/68oYuaZUjs — C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) January 16, […]
WB has found yet another savior for its crucial DC Films shingle: Walter Hamada, the producer of the Conjuring films and, most crucially, IT, the box offie smash remake. Borys Kit writes: The ascension takes place after the December departure of Jon Berg, Warner Bros.’s co-president of production who was the studio’s point man for […]
While a stunned world scrambles to comprehend the titanic behemoth Disney takeover of Fox, in between the shouts of “The MCU got the Silver Surfer back!!!!”, one little leaf lost in the storm is Boom! Studios. The comics company sold a minority stake in the company to Fox in June. Boom! long had a first […]
CNBC, which seems to have a bug planted in the room where Fox/Disney merger talks are being held, reports that the acquisition will be announced Thursday. In the spirit of the “End times” vibe we’re living in, this deal is seismic, seeing the number of big movie studios go from six to five, and with […]
Back in 2011, Axel Alonso was named editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. I reached out to Marvel to do an “entry interview” and the wish was granted, perhaps because I knew Axel from working together. This interview is, as far as I know, one of only a handful of free, open non-event focused interview Alonso did […]
At San Diego the hottest barroom chatter was when and who there would be top exec removed at Marvel. And today we have reports that EVP and GN Peter Phillips and VP Digital media Kristen Vincent have both been let go. Philips joined Marvel in 2011 and played a big part in Marvel’s expansion into digital, in […]
In what has been reported as an emotional ceremony, the late Carrie Fisher, Jack Kirby celebrating his centennial this year, and Stan Lee, making his first public appearance since his wife’s death, were named Disney Legends.
Ending a suspenseful watch that lasted a few months, the white smoke has finally risen from DC Entertainment, signaling the election of a new pope of humor: Bill Morrison will be the new executive editor of Mad Magazine when it moves westward later this year.
All we’ve seen of Rebirth is a big blue curtain, and there’s a lot of anxiety about what’s behind the curtain. You may recall the game show Let’s Make a Deal where contestants had to pick the prize behind one of three curtains. Will Rebirth be a new car or a box of macaroni and cheese?
The entire comics industry benefits from a strong DC Comics. A lack of customers who are eager to read the exploits of some of the medium’s best known characters is a concerning thing to retailers and even other publishers, who know that the Big Two are the core of the existing business. I’m told even some at Marvel are worried about the effects of Rebirth. DC execs faced many tough questions at the ComicsPRO meting where it was announced, and skepticism and hope were felt in equal measure, sometimes by the same person.
In his video introducing DC’s Rebirth publishing plan, Geoff Johns calls it a “third rebirth” for DC. At first I thought this referred to the original DC, Silver age Flash and…something else? But he was actually referring to reimagining Green Lantern and the Flash characters with better, more motivated origins. Perhaps more accurately, from an external viewpoint, its the third rebirth of DC in the Diane Nelson era, following the New 52, DCYou and now a new line based on core characters. Or as he put it, in the video’s most quoted line, “It’s not just an event, it’s a mission for us.”